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  • Plaque
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • Date: c. 1550
  • Medium: Steel, embossed
  • Height: 12.9 cm
  • Width: 8.7 cm
  • Weight: 0.09 kg
  • Inv: A1344
  • Location: European Armoury I
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Further Reading
  • Plaque, of steel, embossed and boldly chased with an equestrian figure in a slashed costume, bearing a sceptre, and wearing a crowned bonnet, probably representing the Emperor Charles V within a framework of scrolled strapwork with cornucopias at the base; at the top three rivets with heads shaped as bearded masks; at the bottom is an oblong slit governed by a spring-catch. The plaque, which is oblong in shape, with the lower part rounded, must have formed the lid of some utensil not yet identified. It is too large for a bullet pouch, as formerly suggested.

    German, about 1550.